Second World War, British Home Front, Women's Home Defence Force (whd) Badge.
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Second World War, British Home Front, Women's Home Defence Force (whd) Badge.:
Vintage Second World War, British Home Front, Women's Home Defence Force (WHD) badge.
Shield-shaped enamelled metal badge (H 29mm x W 24mm)
Bearing two crossed rifles, below the butts of which is a
pistol. The initials 'W', 'H' and 'D' are arranged around the crossed rifles.
makers mark to the reverse (Collins London)
No damage or restoration
further info:Second World War, British Home Front, Women's Home Defence Force (WHD) badge. An unofficial organisation founded by Dr Edith Summerskill (nicknamed 'Flossie Bang Bang'), Labour MP for Fulham West, in December 1941. No uniform was worn just this enamel badge. Recruits underwent weapons training and many became Home Guard Auxiliaries when allowed to do so. The organisation was disbanded in December 1944 continuing as the Women's Rifle Assocation. Mrs Hermitage attended the meeting called by Dr Summerskill to form the WHD and became chairman of the Holburn branch. The branch met in the Royal Hotel and their rifle range was in thr crypt of a City church.
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